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The first section of the exhibition introduces the principal female deities of Athens and Attika, in whose cults and festivals women were most actively engaged: Athena, Artemis, Aphrodite, Demeter and her daughter Persephone. In between goddesses and mortals was a small group of heroines –explored in the next section-, women who were believed to have lived in the distant past and after their deaths became figures of cult worship.

 

 
       
   
     
                    
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